Questions or Comments Questions or comments concerning the Small Business Tool Kit should be directed to:

Community Development Office
(231) 832-7397

Organizations Available to Assist Small Businesses

Chambers of Commerce in Osceola County

Marion  Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 294
Marion, MI 49665
(231) 743-2461

Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce
200 N. Chestnut
P.O. Box 27 
Reed City, MI
(231) 832-5431 
Downtown Development Authorities (DDA)

Evart DDA
Michigan Main Street Program

127 N River St.
Evart, MI 49631
(231) 734-1085

Michigan Small Business Development Center

Wherever you're at in your entrepreneurial journey, the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is there to help.  They provide consulting, training, and research to assist small businesses launch, grow, transition, and innovate.  Headquartered at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, the Michigan SBDC operates 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices.  Osceola County is served by the West Michigan Region office:

50 Front Avenue SW
1081 L. William Seidman Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-7370

Michigan State University Product Center 

The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural and natural resource sectors.  Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or an established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University's vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach, and educational services.

Michigan State University Product Center
(517) 432-8750

Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Region 3

The mission of the statewide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in Michigan is to achieve government contracting success for clients through the connection of educational resources, advanced-level counseling engagements, and network/resource introductions. Their services include One-On-One Counseling, Bid Matching, Proposal Preparation & Submission, Government Registration Assistance, Federal Subcontracting Assistance, State of Michigan Contracting Assistance, Post-Win Assistance, and Seminars, Training Events & Workshops.

There are 10 PTAC offices around the State.  They are staffed by trained contracting specialists that will assist you through the government contracting process from start to finish.  Osceola County is served by the Muskegon Area First PTAC (231) 722-7700.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)    

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors. SCORE has over 10,000 volunteers in more than 300 chapters across the nation. Offices near Osceola County are located in Ludington, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, and Petosky; however, you can also access some of their resources online.  Go to the SCORE website for additional information to include contact information for all SCORE offices.

West Michigan Region
Grand Valley State University
1081 L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 331-7370